PCIE SSD on Mac Pro 5.1 (non bootable)

Mecio

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 24, 2011
21
0
London
Hi Everyone,

I apologise if this is answered in other threads but lot of information and new things on the market so trying to keep it simple.

I would like a fast working drive, don't need it to be bootable.

Which is currently the easiest and most cost effective solution to install in 5.1?
Been looking at Samsung SM951 before but looks to be end of life. Looking for 500GB or larger.

Thanks in advance
 

h9826790

macrumors G5
Apr 3, 2014
14,247
6,849
Hong Kong
Hi Everyone,

I apologise if this is answered in other threads but lot of information and new things on the market so trying to keep it simple.

I would like a fast working drive, don't need it to be bootable.

Which is currently the easiest and most cost effective solution to install in 5.1?
Been looking at Samsung SM951 before but looks to be end of life. Looking for 500GB or larger.

Thanks in advance
Kingston HyperX Predator

Not the fastest, but work OOTB, reasonable price, available, adaptor included.
 
  • Like
Reactions: jbarley and Squuiid

Mecio

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 24, 2011
21
0
London
If you don't need something bootable, the Samsung 960 pro (NVME) will work just fine on os 10.12.5 and above.

https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-960-...rd_wg=Bv2IP&psc=1&refRID=17S02ZDJ426RVV7X0ZPA

As with the SM951 you will need a PCIe adapter like the Anglebird or the Lycom.

See this thread:

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/pcie-m-2-nvme-on-macpro.2030791/page-4#post-24829155

Lou

I originally ordered the HyperX but seems its end of life and order was cancelled. Does Samsung 960 Pro not work on os x 10.11? Is there any other options that would work and is readily available?
 

jbarley

macrumors 68040
Jul 1, 2006
3,897
1,769
Vancouver Island
Looks good enough to me so I ordered one for my MacPro3,1
Received and installed my "Kingston HyperX Predator" today.
Installation was fast and painless and the unit runs like a rocket, real nice performance boost over the MacPro's built in SATA2 bus. I use it for my boot drive and it does boot quickly.
I do love my "boys toys":D
 
  • Like
Reactions: h9826790

c-3po

macrumors newbie
Jan 10, 2018
9
4
Europe
If you don't need something bootable, the Samsung 960 pro (NVME) will work just fine on os 10.12.5 and above.
Is this true? On 10.12.5 and above, natively without any hack or patch?

I don’t wanna doubt your statement, just wanna make sure. ;)
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.